“The challenges of life are God’s way of building your mental muscles. They toughen you if you don’t allow them to crush you.” Romilia quotes
With the changing of the calendar there are disagreements about if it is really a new decade.
What a silly disagreement.
Humans feel they control time. They can catagozie and contain it. However, as diverse as Humanity is, there are as many ways to contain time as there are civilazations.
I Celebrate three New Year’s. My actually new year is aligned with my pagan beliefs with the start of the year on Samhein, Halloween.
Then I recognize the Gregorian New Year, which most of the world, particularly the Western World, follow. Then, finally, I celebrate Chinese New Year. This is out of appreciation for Asian culture.
I once owned a Tibetan Buddhist Calendar. It being based on the moon as opposed to the sun. It was definitely different.
My friend in South Korea has two ages. One which is “western,” one which is based on her culture.
Not only are there calendar and time controls within different cultures, there are different views of time in various religions.
Growing up in the United Methodist Church we followed the Christian calendar (hint we are still in the Christmas Season until Epiphany). There are specific traditions and practices associated with certain times of the year in every religious practice.
And don’t even get me started on the different political calendars across the globe.
Sometimes this societal agree on the meaning of time is to our detriment. More and more people are having sleep problems and health issues because they are no longer in tune with their own physical, internal clock, their circadian rhythm.
It is worth remembering for all of the different views and beliefs on time, it is all fabricated by our brains. It is simply a way for our brains to catagozie and barely begin to understand our place in the Universe.
This Gregorian Year of 2020 I suggest we all take a step back and allow the Universe to speak to us, to reset our clocks to its time, instead of the chaos of societal time.
“It is not only by dancing or singing or smiling that we express the joy in our hearts. Very Joyful are many who do not show it externally.”
“Don’t look at someone and conclude that they are better than you just because they talk more loudly than you. At times loud talking is a way of covering up frustration. ”
“Many who congratulate you when you succeed don’t do so because they are happy but to cover their anger and jealousy. We live in a world of pretense.”
“The best prayer is not that in which you ask for things for yourself but that in which you ask for the grace to do your best for God.”
“It is not a bad thing to aspire to be a great achiever; but seek not to achieve great worldly fame but to achieve your maximum in the Lord’s vineyard”
“God has a good plan for you as he does for everybody. But He is waiting for you to follow Him up so that He realizes this wonderful plan for you. If you fold your arms and sit, God gets busy with other business.”
“If you want to live by reaping where you did not sow, you are heading for inevitable trouble. You may do it and go free once or a number of times and think you have made it. You haven’t. Eventually, you will be caught up.” (Romilia Quotes)
I am not talking about your disappointments because of your assumptions,presumptions or expectations going wrong and you getting upset.
I am also not talking about failures,injustice,betrayal or loneliness
The list can be never ending as per you !
But I have just one answer and that is ‘Words’
Because, Words’ are powerful !
Words hurt more than action.
‘Words’ can cause lot of emotional pain.
“Stick & Stones may break my bones,but words will break my soul” unknown
Intensity of the emotional pain becomes much more if these ‘words’ come from someone,who means everything to us.
Seriously do ‘words’ hurt ?
Words per se don’t hurt.It is the subjective meaning of each of us give importance to them,that alone hurts.
Strangely we can never forget the ‘Hurtful words’,though one is in mood to forgive.Check this link.
One can forgive,but can one erase the bitterness ?
” Dogs bite sometimes,people bite all the time,with their hurtful words ” Mehmuet Murat Ildan
Do you know the funny part of the ways of human beings ?
“some people hurt you and then act like you hurt them” unknown
Philosophy Through Photography
Is it not a fact that we dread getting old ?
Why people in general have a defeatist attitude towards aging process ?
Is it not a bias against aged people ?
How is the way you want to be addressed as you are growing old ?
Elderly person,senior citizen,oldy,senile or old-timer,learned man/woman ?
General feeling is aged people lose their capacity to discharge their responsibilities,resulting in majority going into depression.
And ‘forgetfulness’ is blamed because of aging.
Old age said to be the seat of illness,reduced reflexes,loss of memory etc.I do agree.But all is not lost.
To all the senior citizens in the world, hey,stop sulking and remember the saying of Robert Browning, ” Grow old with me ,the best is yet to be “
When does old age begin ?
Old age is said to start after 45.
Scientists define any age after 60.
Researchers have discovered many advantages of aging.
And how do you summarize aging process in a positive way ?
On a humorous note
” The best thing about growing older is that one is not yet dead !”
1.Knowledge and maturity of old people is extremely beneficial.
2.Wisdom of aged people at its best, and all the times.No surprise the proverb ‘ Old is Gold’ is popular.
3.Old people don’t care what others think about them and can take independent decisions.
4. Lack of stress since bringing up the family is a finished chapter.No worries.
5.Spending time with Grand children.
6.Ability to spend more time with loved ones.
7. Old people rarely make foolish mistakes.
8. Old people are better connected and this is helpful in times of distress.
9. Senior citizen benefits,priorities at airport etc.
10.No taking craps from the idiots.
11. You have nothing to lose.
12. Emotional maturity at its best.
“Youth is a gift of nature,but age is a work of art ” Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
“wrinkles mean you laughed,Grey hair means you cared,and scars mean you lived” unknown
Wishing senior citizens a wonderful time.
Dear readers feel free to write about your thoughts on old age and the advantages it can bring to the society.
Philosophy Through Photography
“It is normal for anger to take you to battle, but if you keep that anger while at the battle front you may regret ever engaging in that war. It takes a cool head, not anger to win a war. Anger rids you of wisdom and you take decisions before you think. Of course, at times you may appear to win but sit down and calculate the cost. I bet you it will be pyrrhic victory. Always put wisdom ahead of anger and power.” (Romilia quotes)
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“Oh God ,I just met you ,but I feel I know you so much already”
A kindred spirit is someone whose energy resonates at the same frequency as yours.
They are the FEEL GOOD FACTORS
This can happen when you meet some one in person or online !
Definition of Kindred Spirit
According to Free Dictionary, Kindred spirit is defined as
“A person who shares several or many fundamental beliefs,ideas,convictions,sentiments,attitudes and/or interests with oneself”.
Simply put, a kindred spirit is someone who you share a mutual meaningful connection with.
Kindred spirit is the person who understands you so well and you too feel ,you understand this person equally well at the very first meeting between you both.
Both are very comfortable with each other at any given point .
It’s about innate connection.
The kindred spirit can enter your life for a moment, for a short period or be with you life long .
We meet many people in our lives.With some we feel the disconnect as if there is a wall in between but with some you feel they are magnetic and you both get attracted to each other !
Kindred spirits can be with anybody,be a known or unknown person.
What is the basis of Kindred Spirits ?
- You both share common interests.
you can talk hours together and surprisingly outsiders can’t understand you.
- You both understand each other so well and there is never an argument.
You both enjoy each others humour
You both feel as if you are a long-lost friends.
You are comfortable with each other .
You don’t hesitate to tell the most personal stuff
- Though you might have met the person physically or online for a brief period, you have some sixth sense telling you that you can trust this person.
- You are available all the time supporting each other both in Times of happiness and sadness.
- You both are always in sync.You both understand your limitations.And there is some unexplainable cosmic flow between the two.The relationship is always positive and supportive.
Don’t confuse Kindred Spirits with soul mates or Twin flames.That is another discussion on some other day.
Have you at any time come across Kindred Spirit ?
Please share your thoughts on this subject.
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Recently one of my friends got depressed and expressed that,the Prayers are not being answered.This made me think about Gods way of looking after His creations.
You are a strong believer in God.
And you know His Unlimited Powers
you have not just one but many wishes to be fulfilled and you go on praying Him.
You are disappointed that not all your wishes are granted !
But why ?
Isaac Breece beautifully puts it while explaining,
“It’s not that God didn’t answer your prayer,it’s that you did not get the response you wanted.” Isaac Breece
As a believer in God ,I know that prayers never go unnoticed or unheard by the Almighty.
God gives answers in three ways.
1.He says ‘YES’ and gives you what you want.
2.He says ‘NO’ but still gives you some thing Better.
3.He says ‘WAIT’ and gives you the Best .
So leave it to God and He knows when to answer your prayers
Remember the ways of God are unexplained.
His ways are mysterious.
His blessings are miraculous.
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